From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Residents of Ogwashi – Uku Community in Delta State who have been plunged into total blackout by vandalizing of their transformers, were relieved of their pains, when six suspected vandals were apprehended by resilient community members in the very wee hours of Monday.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeyinka Adeleke who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said that the police acted on intelligence gathering in Ogwashi Uku and arrested the suspects with the vandalized equipment, adding that upon interrogation, the suspects; Job Felix 43, Kingsley Omoh, 39, Emeka Ojugbana 43, Stanley Nwanyi 40, Eugene Marks 46, and Ekene Chukwudi,41, confessed to the crime, disclosing that they are being detained for further investigation.
“The Nigeria Police made some arrests and recovery of some stolen armoured cables from the vandals. As at the time of this report, the suspects who claimed to be indigenes of Langtang in Plateau State, are cooling off their feet in the police cell, while the police are busy conducting more investigations.
“The situation in Ogwashi – Uku for over a month now has been appalling. For over 28 transformers in Ogwashi – Uku, more than five are vandalized in a space of one month. We earnestly hope that Monday operations would put paid these inhumane activities of the wicked and desperate ones,” he said.